Colin Jones

Eller MBA Alumni

MBA, Concentration in Finance

Currently serving as an Eller MBA alumni Mentor Council member

Colin Jones


BS in Environmental Engineering, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)

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I was born in Denver and raised in northeastern Ohio. Following my undergraduate experience, I started my professional career as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. For nine years, I held various leadership and management positions of increasing responsibility, including two combat deployments to Afghanistan.

When I decided to leave the Army, I knew a MBA was the best way to prepare myself with the skills necessary for a successful switch from the military to the corporate world. The University of Arizona Eller College's full-time MBA program was the right fit for my personal and professional aspirations. Professionally, my primary goal going in the program was to build my business acumen through a course load covering a wide range of topics.

Tucson has all the amenities of a big city but retains that small town feel. Living here has been wonderful for me and my family.

Arizona and the full-time MBA program have exceeded my expectations and allowed me to achieve my goals. The low faculty-to-student ratios really facilitate learning and are the greatest aspect of this program. The case competition program provides a great extracurricular way to build crucial, real world skills.

I am currently a finance professional with Raytheon Technologies in Tucson. The Eller MBA provided me all the tools and resources necessary to make my mid-career switch from Soldier to civilian a successful one. In my current position, I use skills and knowledge acquired through the MBA program on a daily basis. I believe that the Eller MBA program is a great step for any recently separated veteran looking to jump-start his civilian career. I'm happy to discuss my personal journey with any prospective students.

Please reach out to me if you’d like to discuss the application process, specifics about the program and any other Eller MBA topics. Feel free to email me and connect on LinkedIn!

Clubs and Organizations

  • Arizona Army National Guard
  • United States Military Academy Alumni Association of Southern Arizona
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Mentor Board